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United States $20 Gold Double Eagle – Golden Potential in a Falling Market

Justin Brigandi

United States $20 Gold Double Eagle – Golden Potential in a Falling Market

Introduced in 1849, the $20 Double Eagle was one of the first gold coins minted by the United States Government. The Double Eagles were issued as regular currency as the market price of gold at that time was set at $20.67 per ounce! (for comparison, a good travel horse in 1850 cost between $10-$25) Following the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recalled the entire country’s gold reserve and banned the private possession of the precious metal. This brought the price of gold from $20 an ounce to $35 per ounce, and the $20 Double...

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New Acquisitions - February 2017

Chris Caserta 2017 New Acquisitions Store News

New Acquisitions - February 2017

As top dollar buyers in NYC, we come across numerous unique items on a daily basis. During the month of February, we were able to obtain some great pieces for our showroom and our website. These recent acquisitions are being processed (authenticated, graded, etc.), but we wanted to give you a preview before they are available for sale in the coming weeks... CHECK IT OUT! 1950 New York Yankees Team Signed Ball - World Series Champs-Joe Dimaggio (sweet-spot) - Yogi Berra- Ed "Whitey" Ford (rookie year signature) Judy Garland Signature Toto's Paw Print 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar - San Francisco Mint Rare...

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WE’RE MOVING: 57th Street and Park Avenue – May 2017!

Chris Brigandi 2017 Store News

WE’RE MOVING: 57th Street and Park Avenue – May 2017!

Dear Long-Time Clients, Friends and Family–

It's official, as we approach our 60th anniversary, we’re moving to a bigger and better location at 57th Street and Park Avenue on May 1st!  You can be sure we’ll offer the same ‘Brigandi Quality’ and traditional family values in an upscale neighborhood, alongside some of New York's most established brands............

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First (Lady) Things First!

Chris Caserta 2017 Memorabilia Stories New Acquisitions

First (Lady) Things First!

The First Lady of the United States holds one of the most important roles in American politics, despite not being an elected or appointed official. Over the course of American history, that role has become significantly more influential, and autograph collectors have definitely caught on. Presidential signatures are paramount in the collector’s universe, and those of former First Ladies are not far off.

The newest addition to the Brigandi Collection is a handwritten letter by Jacqueline Kennedy, perhaps the most influential First Lady to date.

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Coin Stories - The 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Ingot Slug

Chris Brigandi 2017 Coin Stories

Coin Stories - The 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Ingot Slug

For nearly 60 years we’ve made it our business to make the most highly sought after items more obtainable. Behind each of these relics is a beautiful history that is sometimes overshadowed by the physical pieces themselves, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you with such information.

Did you know that the 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Ingot Slug is one of the rarest coins ever minted in the United States? Perhaps the better question is, do you even know what the 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Ingot Slug is?

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